Bocas del Toro is located within the western portion of Panama on the border with Costa Rica. It is made up of several large islands and encompasses approximately 200 square miles. It is about an hour away from Panama City by plane, and 10-12 hours by car or bus.
The capital city, also called Bocas del Toro, is located on Isla Colon has recently become a popular tourist destination, but much of the province remains relatively untouched by tourism. Bocas provides many excellent locations for bird watching, snorkeling, diving, fishing and relaxing on a deserted beach. The people living in the capital are generally friendly, easy going and speak English.
Bocas del Toro is home to many species of endangered birds, manatees, fresh water turtles and the poison dart frog that is only found in this area. Ninety-five percent of La Amistad National Park lies within Bocas del Toro, as does Bastimentos National Park, both of which are a great place to observe the birds and wildlife native to this area.